Even though the Mission Valley YMCA is located near San Diego in southern California, the need existed for an enclosed pool. Cool winter and nighttime air temperatures too often discouraged swimmers.
OpenAire offered the perfect solution with its retractable roof enclosure. For most of the time the roof and walls could be opened to create an outdoor pool environment. When weather creates a less than perfect swim climate the roof and walls can close as needed to create a bright, inviting, space. Swimmers can always find ideal conditions at the Mission Valley YMCA. Dick Webster, Executive Director at the Y, was so pleased he will be adding a second pool enclosed by an OpenAire building.
The OpenAire enclosure is 76′-6″x110′ (14 Bays) with 10′ high sidewalls. The existing building to which the enclosure would attach could not withstand the loads that the OpenAire enclosure would impose. To solve this problem, OpenAire designed custom tie rods to contain the thrust. The roof is glazed with clear 1″ (25mm) five walled polycarbonate and has 20 operable panels. The vertical areas are glazed with 1″ (25mm) insulating glass mostly in the form of sliding glass doors.